With cars like the revamped Honda Accord to be launched in India, it is not a surprise that Volkswagen India is thinking of bringing the new Passat to the country. It is believed that the new 2017 Passat GTE India would be launched in India in the early part of 2017. The new generation Volkswagen Passat is already on sale internationally. Volkswagen plans to introduce the new Passat in Diesel, Petrol and Plug-in Hybrid variants. The new Volkswagen Passat made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in New Delhi. The new Passat would compete directly with the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. The Camry Hybrid has already become a popular choice among Indian car buyers. Hence, it is quite obvious for car manufacturers to launch Hybrid variants in this segment. The new Passat’s hybrid would come with a combination of a 1.4L TFSI petrol engine and an electric motor. The Petrol engine variant will be a 1.8-litre TFSI motor with a max. power of 180 BHP. The Diesel variant will sport a 2.0-litre engine.
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- 1 The New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India
- 1.1 Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Launch
- 1.2 New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Price
- 1.3 New Volkswagen Passat 2017 Specifications
- 1.4 New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Images
- 1.5 New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Features
- 1.6 New Volkswagen Passat 2017 Engine and Transmission
- 1.7 New Volkswagen Passat 2017 Rivals
The New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India
Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Launch
|Launch Date (Expected)||May 2017|
Although Volkswagen has not yet revealed the launch date of the new Volkswagen Passat 2017, it is speculated that the car would be launched in India around May this year.
New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Price
|Minimum Price||Rs 27 lakhs|
|Maximum Price||Rs 40 lakhs|
Since the new Volkswagen Passat will be assembled in India it would have a starting price of less than Rs 30 Lakh. However, the hybrid variant, will be imported to India as a Completely Built Unit . Therefore the 2017 Passat Hybrid could carry a price tag of around Rs 40 Lakh. Like the Accord Hybrid, the Passat Hybrid won’t benefit from the FAME scheme (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles ).
On the other hand the Camry Hybrid is assembled in India and thus benefits from FAME scheme. This gives the Camry Hybrid a competitive sticker price.
New Volkswagen Passat 2017 Specifications
|Engine||1.4-litre, 4-cylinder Turbo Petrol + Electric Motor (Hybrid); 1.8-litre, 4-Cylinder Turbo Petrol (Petrol); 2.0-litre, 4-Cylinder Turbo (Diesel)|
|Transmission||6-speed Dual-clutch Automatic|
|Max Power||215 BHP [164bhp petrol + 113bhp electric motor] (Hybrid); 180 BHP (Petrol)|
|Peak Torque||400 Nm; 250 Nm|
|Acceleration (0-100 Kmph)||8 Seconds; 9.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||220 KMPH; 215 KMPH|
New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Images
New Volkswagen Passat 2017 India Features
The New Volkswagen Passat 2017 comes with exciting features as mentioned below.
- 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster
- Flat-bottomed Steering Wheel
- Leather Upholstery
- Infotainment System
- Blue Ambient Lighting
- Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
- Electrically adjustable seats
- 6 airbags
- Integrated C-shaped LED Lights
- Stylish Alloy Wheels
- Head Up Display
- LED daytime running lights
- Rear view camera
- Power shut tail gate
- One touch electric sunroof
New Volkswagen Passat 2017 Engine and Transmission
As mentioned earlier, the new Volkswagen Passat 2017 will be launched in India with a Petrol-Electric Hybrid system and a Petrol only model. The Hybrid variant will have a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder TFSI petrol engine apart from the 9.9 kWh lithium ion battery. The battery be charged from zero to full in about 4 Hours 15 Minutes. There would also be an option to charge the Passat Hybrid using a 3.6kW quick charger. This would reduce the charging time to only 2 and a half hours. The batteries would also get charged through regenerative braking system while running. The Petrol engine would deliver a whopping 164 BHP of ppwer, while the electric one would deliver a decent 113 BHP. The combined power output would be 218 BHP.
The Volkswagen Passat’s hybrid engine would pump out a peak torque of 400 Nm. Thie hybrid engine would come paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The hybrid engine would have a maximum range of a thousand kilometeres. The car can go from 0 -100 KMPH from in as low as 8 seconds while the top speed would be 220 KMPH. The setup would provide four different driving modes – Battery Charge, Hybrid, E-mode and GTE.
The regular (Non Hybrid) Volkswagen Passat’s petrol variant would get a 1.8-litre TFSI engine. It would pump out a max power of 180 BHP and a peak torque of 320 Nm. The engine come mated with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The Diesel variant will have a 2.0-litre TDI engine which will give an output of 170 BHP of power and 350Nm of torque.
New Volkswagen Passat 2017 Rivals
The new Volkswagen Passat 2017 will compete primarily with the Mercedes CLA, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Audi A3 and Skoda Superb.
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